Get the scoop in this one-on-one interview with Spencer Stokes!
We are excited to be featured on RC Hub for their Hobby Shop Showcase!
Here are a few of the questions discussed during their interview...
What drew you to open a Hobby Store, how did it begin?
We were already in the salvage R/C business, and the local demand for a Hobby Shop was great. We had relations with two large distributors in the area, so it was not hard to get started. We started with a small shop in the front of our old building and quickly ran out of space. We then moved the shop to a larger portion of the building. The response was tremendous and the business quickly grew. We built a U4RC track out back of the building and a drift course inside. With regular events the hobby community grew and with it did our shop. We had a fire in September 2016, which destroyed most of the building. Although it was debilitating at first we were determined to rebuild bigger and better. We then moved to our new location and have already done such. The shop is in a much larger location with more inventory and display/demo items than ever before. With plans for multiple tracks (indoor carpet, outdoor on-road, outdoor off-road, FPV, and more) we strive to bring the community a place to come together and have fun. The tracks should be up and running with regular events within the next year.
What was your first RC experience?
My first R/C experience would have been an old Nikko Monster truck. My first hobby grade R/C was a Traxxas Revo 3.3.
What is the current hottest selling item in your store?
The Blade Inductix, Traxxas Slash 2WD, Scale items, and FPV Quad racing.
What are your future goals or hopes for the store?
We hope to become one of the largest Hobby Shops in the country and become a destination where the whole family can come to have fun together in a progressive positive manor.
Does your store specialize or focus on a certain niche of RC, do you do repairs or hopups for customers?
We have specialist in the shop for Helicopters, FPV & Multirotor, Crawling, Racing, Drifting, Airplanes, and Nitro. We do offer repairs and hop up services for customers.
Check out the full interview with Spencer Stokes here: http://rchub.com/hobby-shop-showcase/